Health & Fitness
Good Health

Good Health January 2018

Good Health - for people with a healthy attitude to life! Our aim is to make Good Health informative, up-to-date, relevant to women´s lives and entertaining. Every issue is packed with information - cutting edge medical advances, psychology, relationship, kids, food, beauty and much more. Above all, we want to empower our readers with a sense that they can do something POSITIVE to enjoy a long and healthy life.

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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
way to grow

‘It’s the perfect opportunity to take a break from the familiar’ Ah, summer. It comes bursting forth with all the fanfare of Christmas and New Year celebrations and then, for most of us, eases into a gentler pace with the chance to have a holiday from normal life and focus on some much needed rest and relaxation. It’s also the perfect opportunity, now that we have a little more time on our hands, to take a break from the familiar and try some new ways to boost our health and give our spirits a lift. In this issue we’ve got some great stories of people trialling new and interesting techniques for improving their health – from the toxin-clearing powers of infrared saunas (page 34) to the sublime sensation of floating in a…

2 min.
your say

ACV FOR ME I read with interest your recent article on apple cider vinegar. I had heard it mentioned a while ago, and I initially thought it was another health fad – but learning more about the health benefits has changed my mind. A lot of the studies on it are fascinating, and as someone who has been told they are pre-diabetic, I was especially intrigued by research into how it can lower blood glucose levels and improve insulin sensitivity. Mixed with some soda water, it’s actually really pleasant, and I’m now an ACV convert! – Diane COMPASSION AND KINDNESS We often hear about how loneliness has become an epidemic in our modern society, but I liked how your article actually outlined practical steps on how to ease it. I work in aged…

2 min.
wake-up calls

Rest easy The latest news from the land of Nod » Chinese researchers have found a lack of sleep – or too much of it – can lower the quality of sperm by 30 per cent, leading to problems when it’s time to conceive. » Loughborough University’s Sleep Research Centre reports that talking in our sleep is triggered by stress or anxiety. » Despite much research, no one knows why we dream. Some say it’s how the brain incorporates memories, solves problems and processes emotions, which makes dreams crucial to emotional health. Others say they serve no purpose and are just a by-product of all the neuronal activity that takes place while we sleep. Brain box » While you’re asleep your brain has the chance to get on with things. It sorts through our experiences and…

10 min.
health now

CLEAN EATING, CLEAN SLEEPING If you’re not getting enough shut eye, your diet could be to blame. According to research published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, those who have high-sugar diets and indulge in refined carbs likely take longer to fall asleep and have trouble getting a restful sleep during the night. Whole foods will provide more nutrients to your body, making for better sleep. HOW NOT TO BECOME A STATISTIC Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in Australia – and high blood pressure raises our risk of having one. Research from The University of Newcastle points to our sedentary lifestyles as a major culprit. And if you’re a stroke survivor, the researchers stress the importance of regular exercise to avoid a second stroke. They recommend finding activities…

8 min.
force of nature

‘HAVING TIME THIS YEAR AND SPENDING IT WITH MY KIDS HAS BEEN REALLY BENEFICIAL’ ‘The past 12 months have been about regrouping’ Down-to-earth, smiley, and with an infectious zest for life, Lisa McCune is an interviewer’s dream. One of Australia’s most loved – and hardest working – performers, over 25 years the actress-turned-singer has notched up several hit TV series, big screen roles, and wowed audiences on stage, all the while collecting a cabinet full of awards (she’s won 10 Logies and counting) in the process. But after more than two decades of being in the spotlight continuously, the triple threat is taking a well-deserved break and she’s using the time out to work on her health and wellbeing – both inside and out. “I’ve had a pretty quiet year,” says a clearly…

7 min.
under the sun

‘You can get what you need from incidental exposure’ Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world, as well as some of the most high-profile public awareness campaigns. However, it sometimes seems the rules are constantly changing, as new scientific discoveries about detection, risk factors, sun exposure and vitamin D recommendations seemingly contradict everything you thought you already knew. To bring you up to speed on some of the latest findings, we spoke to three of Australia’s most prominent skin cancer experts and asked them to share what they feel are the key messages you need to know right now. A little unprotected sun exposure can be a good thing Exposure to the sun’s UV radiation is the main cause of skin cancer — that is an irrefutable fact. However,…